The Funny Farm Family, one of the Art Center of Waco's more eclectic and iconic sculptures, turns 50 years old this year and the artist who made it, Austin's Bob Wade, plans to throw a party for it Saturday.
For those who can’t get enough anniversary coverage of the Branch Davidian raid, siege and fire, the Smithsonian Channel offers up one more documentary look.
John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, the brothers who created the six-part miniseries “Waco” that debuts Wednesday night on the Paramount Network, confess they were asked to name their series on the 1993 Branch Davidian raid, siege and fire anything but “Waco.”
Can anything new be said about the 1993 Branch Davidian raid, 51-day siege and lethal fire that hasn’t been said, reported or blogged about in 25 years?
A new year stretches ahead, but for three WACO-FM radio personalities, it’s prefaced by 25 years at the same station.
In the world of Waco radio station mascots, a bull has turned into an eagle, but listeners will know the change as a market that’s a little less country, a little more (classic) rock.
In a story that would play as well on Valentine’s Day as Veterans Day, KWTX’s half-hour news special “From The Ashes Of Vietnam,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Channel 10, follows how the station’s 2015 Vietnam veterans documentary led to one couple’s reconciliation after 40 years.
KXXV-TV viewers tuning in to the station’s 10 p.m. weekday “Nightbeat” to see news anchor Ann Harder will have to do so earlier beginning Monday as the veteran newscaster will shift to the station’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) will tweak its weekend schedule this week, but not because longtime “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor has left the building.
Different tastes between male and female Waco country radio listeners shaped the fall Nielsen Audio ratings book, boosting country KRMX-FM (92.9, Shooter FM) over rival WACO-FM (99.9, WACO 100) in a key adult demographic, though WACO regained its No. 1 status among listeners 12 and older, tying classic hits station KBGO-FM (95.7).
“The Chair” isn’t credited in KWTX’s documentary “We Can’t Forget Vietnam,” but those involved in producing the hourlong program say remarkable things happened in it: Memories locked for some 40 years finally loosened, tightly-bound emotions bubbled to the surface and stories with few listeners finally were spoken.
In addition to the firefighters and paramedics of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and the streetwise cops and detectives of “Chicago P.D.,” screenwriter, producer and novelist Derek Haas has a relentless professional assassin in his stable of fictional characters to manage.
Dallas businessman Matt McClard won’t mind Friday night if he is up to his socks in sharks. In fact, that is precisely why he and business partner Bryan Deluca are swimming in ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
Baylor University graduates Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Pryor Brosseau will debut a new cable television reality show, “Art Breakers,” that deals with green and gold in various ways.
Waco classic hits radio station KBGO-FM (95.7) continued its winning ratings ways, leading the spring Nielsen Audio ratings book with a 10.6 share among listeners ages 12 and older, with regional Mexican station KWOW-FM (104.1, La Ley) enjoying a ratings bounce into third place behind country WACO-FM (99.9), second with a 9.7 share.
Washington, D.C.-based broadcast journalist Tara Mergener, a self-proclaimed fan of breaking news, will join KWTX-TV, Channel 10, next month as news anchor and executive producer of evening newscasts.
Good news, radio news junkies: Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) will add news programs “Texas Standard” and “NPR’s Here & Now” to its weekday lineup beginning Aug. 3.
As work continues on turning the collection of rusty silos at 601 Webster Ave. into a multiuse area downtown, Chip Gaines said he and his wife, Joanna, are getting more excited about the potential the site holds as a retail marketplace, mecca for food trailers and headquarters for the Gaineses’ Magnolia Homes business.
Listeners of Waco public radio station KWBU may find some of their favorite programs move to different days and times as the station does a little end-of-year schedule juggling.
The Waco radio market got a new station with an urban voice Thursday when hip-hop/rhythm-and-blues station Z95.1 made its debut.
A cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect accused of shooting a local TV meteorologist has quadrupled to a total of $20,000.
KCEN-TV, Channel 6, meteorologist Patrick Crawford spoke Monday in his first public appearance since he was shot outside the station in Bruceville- Eddy last week.
People flooded the Texas Department of Public Safety phone lines with tips Thursday evening after officials released a composite sketch of a man whom police think shot KCEN-TV, Channel 6, morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford.
Waco will find itself on television this weekend in other places beyond just ESPN’s “College GameDay,” airing Saturday morning.
A crew from Jupiter Productions visited Waco to tape a segment of the television show “Snapped” about the Yalanda Lind capital murder case.
Country radio station WACO-FM’s long reign atop the Waco radio ratings chart — 39 consecutive ratings books — has ended with classic hits station KBGO-FM breaking through as the new No. 1.
Fans of Waco singing group Hi-Five, which had several chart-topping singles and two gold albums during their heyday in the 1990s, can revisit memories and the band’s tragedy-marred history at 7 p.m. Wednesday on cable channel TV One’s series “Unsung.”
Wearing a pair of engraved Colt revolvers and a black mask, the Lone Ranger appears poised to break up any ruckus at A&S Auction in Waco.
A documentary on Waco-area resident turned political powerhouse Ann Richards will air at 8 p.m. Monday on HBO.
A 12-part series following the renovation adventures of Waco-based Magnolia Homes debuts on HGTV on Thursday.
Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) will go off the air Tuesday for much of the day as technicians work to relocate the station’s antenna to a tower on higher ground that station officials say will improve KWBU’s coverage.
Austin has the reputation as the music capital of Texas, though rap and hip-hop fans know Houston as a musical home, while Tejano and conjunto followers see San Antonio as their hub.
Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) found its three-hour “Power Morning” well-named Thursday as listeners called in $64,000 in pledges, setting a pledge drive record.
Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) is preparing for a pledge-blitzing “Power Morning” on Thursday as initial work on a tower relocation project has begun.
Country station WACO -FM (100) continued its market-topping ratings dominance, but rock KBRQ-FM (102.5, The Bear) leapfrogged remaining stations for second place in fall Nielsen Audio (formerly Arbitron) radio ratings.
The music television series “Texas Music Cafe,” which started in Waco in 1997, goes back on the airwaves at 11 p.m. Saturday on Temple-Killeen public television station KNCT, Channel 46.1, which will carry the series’ hour-long programs weekly.
The new year opens with more rhythm and less talk on Waco radio as urban/hip-hop station KWBT-FM, “The Beat,” 104.9, takes over the frequency of news-talk station KBCT-FM, 94.5.
Last week’s Waco Wonderland, Christmas at Baylor and assorted holiday concerts haven’t exhausted the Christmas calendar in Waco.
At a time when membership and giving is dipping, Waco public radio station KWBU staffers and supporters are gearing up to ask listeners to give a little extra — about $50,000 extra — to solve long-standing signal problems.
Local radio stations already are peppering their airtime with Christmas music — KIX 106.7 is going the full Christmas monty this year with an all-Christmas format — but there are more than songs added to the programming schedule of Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3).
Waco country powerhouse WACO-FM (100) held on to its No. 1 spot despite gains by its country competitors in spring Arbitron radio ratings.
They’re the aural wallpaper to a day at the lake, weekend barbecues, vacation trips, nights driving around with friends. A year from now — maybe only a few months from now — they’ll slide down radio airplay and iTunes sales charts, to reappear next in the company of memories.
In a way, it’s only fitting that a documentary on the larger-than-life Texas icon Sam Houston is sprawling, too. That documentary, “Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer,” runs for nearly three hours, with a robust mix of location filming, period pictures and paintings, historical re-enactors and animated maps.